Mackies galore on Murion Islands
Mackerel catches North of the Murion Islands have remained consistent over past last few weeks, with many averaging above the metre plus range. Geff took out the 7m hire boat on Sunday and headed out from Bundegi Boat ramp towards the Murion islands. With light winds all day, it proved to be a stellar day out. They landed a couple dog mackeral measuring over a metre long. George who hired the 6m hire boat, had never fished in Exmouth before, finally got to discover why this place is a fishermans paradise. It was alittle bumpy setting off from Bundegi Boat Ramp in the morning with the southeasterly blowing around 15 knots. They also headed for the Murion Islands and went west of the Murions which offered alittle more protection from the wind. Running with 30 pound line, he kept on getting bitten off until he doubled up and ended up landing 4 Mackeral, Coral Trout, and a few spanglies. His mate tried jigging for GTs but had no luck with them.
Big Blue Bone, Rankins & Red Emperor
Meanwhile on the 7.85m hire boat we took Westcoast players Jamie, Simon and Fraser hunting blue bone on Sunday. Jamie was the lucky one landing a 3kg Bluie. Our video below captures what the boys caught on their trip out.
Bannana Prawns Down Exmouth Gulf
Bannana prawns have now reappeared at the bottom of Exmouth Gulf after a brief absence. Some boats have reported catching as much as 50 litres. The key to success is to grab a tinny and launch at Exmouth Station. Take a throw net with you, and head into the shallows. They only seem to be afew metres from the coast, but not close enough to throw net from the shore. Its abit of trial and error with the throw net, but when you strike a patch you’ll know all about it….So will your shoulders
Sailfish are in Exmouth Gulf
Sailfish have well and truely made their way into Exmouth Gulf chasing the numerous schools of baitfish. Coinciding is the Billfish Bonaza, where most catches were reported in the 15kg range. Bites ran hot on the incoming tide and quietened right down at turn of the tide. Successful catches were mainly the result of live baits cast into the bait patches. James and crew who hired the 6m Boat made an exception catching 2 30kg sailfish, tuna and a Cobia which he kept. There were also afew Blue Marlin caught south of Tantabiddi, marking the start of Blue Marlin Season.